Okay, this is what I am looking for at G Street Fabrics this weekend:
- Not a lot of variety available, I ended up with 5 yards of a white and black stripe ($.89 per), 3 yards of a pink, purple and white stripe ($.89 per), and one yard of lavender seersucker ($4.95) foldover elastic. None of the vibrant solid color ones that I wanted.
- I did receive one red/black/white print Lycra knit at the swap though!
- I will make my own before I buy them for $4.99 for just one set!
- After getting scared because of a random comment about the quality, I only had the pinking shears done. I am very happy with the job, as they were exceedingly dull before.
Specific fabric and lengths to look at (and dream of):
Textured, multi-colored wool for a Simplicity 6529 short sleeve jacket:
- Received a 100% wool tweed that may fit the bill at the swap!
- Not quite, but did receive yards of a scrumptious dark green double knit at the swap. There's too much for just one skirt. However, I'm not sure if I really want green pants so instead, I might make Butterick 5672, or vintage Vogue 7164 (sleeved version of both) out of it.
I also want to check out (but not buy):
- I can wait, I received a roll of tracing paper at the swap. It cannot be stitched on like the Swedish type, but it was free.
- They did not have a lot of variety. There were only four different wide ones and in none of the colors I like.
- They had the same kind that Joann and Hancock carry.
- No can do! They now only carry the Big Four. Can you believe that? That was what made them unique back in the day, along with carrying all the great sewing books, including imports.
- They looked great but I had no specific zipper needs and already have a healthy stash of vintage ones from the Ruth Harvey collection.
- Still no luck. This skirt has been hard to coordinate with because of the color. Maybe, if I had looked at the buttons stored behind the counter; however, I didn't want to go to the trouble or the expense, only wanting to spend $5 or less.
- The discount table was three levels high and at least 20 feet long; however, most of the fabric was in piles on the floor. You couldn't even get close to the actual tables without moving or walking on that fabric. By the way, plenty of people took that last option! Sigh.
Thank you Audrey for driving and being a great travel buddy!
Thank you Robin for hosting a truly fabulous meetup/swap! Oh, the food! Check out her post on the event here.
More details forthcoming after I get some sleep and process all that went down.